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 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a fifth-generation, single-seat, single-engine, stealth-capable military strike fighter, a multirole aircraft that can perform close air support, tactical bombing, and air superiority fighter missions.[4] The F-35 has three different models; one is the conventional takeoff and landing variant, the second is short takeoff and vertical-landing variant, and the third is a carrier-based variant.

The F-35 is descended from the X-35, the product of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program. Its development is being principally funded by the United States, with the United Kingdom, and other partner governments providing additional funding.[5] It is being designed and built by an aerospace industry team led by Lockheed Martin with Northrop Grumman and Bae Systems as major partners.[5] Demonstrator aircraft flew in 2000,[6] with the first flight on 15 December 2006.[

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Lockheed Martin (LMT) will announce that it has received approval from the U.S. Air Force and navy for the installation of its F-35 fighter jet computer-based logistics system incorporating engine data, Reuters reports. Lockheed's Autonomic Logistics ...
N> reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, helped by an increase in sales in its business that makes parts for F-35 fighter jets. Sales in the aerospace unit, which also makes manned aircraft, drones and space craft, rose 12.6 ...
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Defense Department explained the contract modification provides "the procurement of production of non-recurring special tooling and special test equipment to support the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter production." "Lockheed ...
Israel received three F-35 stealth fighter jets from the United States at the weekend - a new generation of "near-invisible" planes that critics fear will free the country's hand to launch air strikes and spying operations against neighbouring states ...
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter won't fly to the Paris Air Show this summer, a development that came the same week auditors warned the program was at risk of yet another delay.
President Donald Trump again used the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to tout his prowess as a negotiator, promising additional savings on the $400 billion program despite warnings from a non-partisan federal watchdog agency that testing delays could ...
Donald Trump sent F-35 fighter jets to Russia GETTY. Donald Trump has sent two fighter jets to the Russian border. Two of the newest and most advanced jets belonging to the US Air Force landed in the Baltic state of Estonia for the first time on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Donald Trump again used the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to tout his prowess as a negotiator, promising additional savings on the $400 billion program despite warnings from a non-partisan federal watchdog agency that testing ...
F-35A stealth Joint Strike Fighters will fly from the United Kingdom to NATO-ally Estonia in the coming days, the official said.
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet is one of DoD's most expensive and ambitious programs - it could end up costing over $1 trillion over its lifetime.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe personally thanked President Donald Trump for his role in bringing down the cost of the F-35 fighter jet, Trump told the Associated Press in an interview Friday. Trump pointed to the F-35 cost reduction as one of the ...
President Trump said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently thanked him for saving that country $100 million on its purchases of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The president recounted the conversation with Abe in an interview with the Associated ...
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet is one of DoD's most expensive and ambitious programs - it could end up costing over $1 trillion over its lifetime.
Donald Trump has repeated his claim to have saved hundreds of million dollars on F-35 stealth fighter jets, despite the deal having been cut before he became ...
This US Navy photo shows SAn F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 as it launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in the Mediterranean Sea.
A UK Royal navy or Royal Air Force F-35 seeking to run in stealth mode, once modified, will be able to carry two Meteor missiles, as well as two more air-to-ground missiles, as part of its onboard armament.
Tel Aviv- Three US F-35 stealth fighter planes are on their way from the United States to Israel to join two other warplanes which landed in the country last year, The Israeli Air Force has announced.
A host of problems are still troubling Australia's F-35 strike fighter, including structural flaws, software and weapon sight glitches, humidity impacts and even the connectivity of laptops used for maintenance.
"Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded $10,392,093 to a previously awarded contract for affordability-based cost reduction initiatives in support of low-rate initial production of Lot 9 F-35 Lightening II Joint Strike Fighter," the ...
The Joint Program Office (JPO) for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) has for the first time dropped a Raytheon GBU-12 Paveway II precision-guided munition (PGM) against a moving target using the aircraft's Block 3F software.
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter might be coming to the Florida Air National Guard wing at Jacksonville International Airport, and local military officials say the wing's future could be nose-up or nose-down depending on that decision.
If the target too far away, the plane automatically hangs on to the bomb until the plane reaches an optimum release point, according to the release.
The current commander of the 187th Fighter Wing, the Montgomery-based Air National Guard Unit, Efferson was an experienced combat pilot flying F-16 Fighting Falcons when he was one of two guardsmen selected to help create the F-35 training program.
Gen. Scott Pleus, a former F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot who directs the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program's integration office for the service.
Footage of Iran's new Qaher F-313 fighter jet taxiing on a runway at a military exhibition in Tehran has caused uproar among defense analysts, who previously ...
It was the first time that ordnance was loaded onto a running F-35B, the U.S. Marine Corps variant of the supersonic fifth-generation F-35B lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, capable of vertical or short takeoffs and vertical landings without requiring ...
Zacharias explained that fifth generation fighters such as the F-35 and F-22 are quickly approaching an ability to command-and-control nearby drones from the air.
ARLINGTON, Va. - The F-35 Lightning II strike fighter is easily able to counter the adversary services aircraft thrown at it in numbers, said an official of an adversary services contractor, who added that the industry is facing challenges in coming ...
The USAF's new F-35A lightning II was deployed overseas for the first time at the weekend when the 34th Fighter Squadron arrived at RAF Lakenheath.
"When you first get in the F-35 and try to fight it visually, you immediately go back to everything you knew in your legacy fighter," which is a terrible idea.
Conversely, an F-35 could use its long-range sensors and "sensor fusion" to identify airborne targets which the F-22 may be best suited to attack.
US Marine aviators with the F-35B on its first-ever overseas deployment in Japan are training to push the Joint Strike Fighter to its limits while tensions in the Western Pacific reach their highest levels since World War II. A report from Defense News ...
(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) F-35 on tarmack at Hill Air Force Base Monday April 17. This weekend they sent F-35's to the Royal Air Force Lakenheath in England to participate in training sessions, the first time F-35s have flown to Europe for ...
Trump wants America to build more aircraft carriers, more nuclear submarines, more nuclear missiles, and... more of Lockheed Martin's (nyse:LMT) famed F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter, a weapon that he now calls "the fantastic new F-35 jet fighter.".
LAYTON, Utah (ABC4 news) U.S Air Force's Europe announced the 388th and 419th Fighter Wing Airmen and accompanying F-35 fighter jets from Hill AFB arrived in the UK today. For the first time ever, the F-35 fighter jets were deployed overseas. While the ...
A US Marine Corps F-35B lightning II VFMA 121 refuels using a KC-130J Hercules with VMGR 152 during aviation Delivered Ground Refuelling training at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, on 11 April.
The Air Force will extend the service life of its F-16 fighter jet to 12,000 equivalent flight hours, much more than the aircraft's original service life of 8,000 hours.
Following the extension, the U.S. Air Force could safely operate Block 40-52 aircraft to 2048 and beyond. The F-16 service extension comes as the U.S.
Taiwan's National Security Council has made repeated requests to the Trump White House for the Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter, a high-level US defence industry source has confirmed to Shephard. With Trump in the Oval Office, and what can best be ...
Alabama leaders are working overtime to make sure Montgomery lands the F-35 stealth jet fighter. The capital city and Maxwell AFB are on the short list of five places that could be a home base for the combat aircraft.
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a foreign military sales contract to provide hardware and engineering services for Japanese F-35 Lightening II Joint Strike Fighters. "Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being ...
The trilateral Atlantic Trident exercise, featuring air forces from the US, UK and France, is scheduled to begin Wednesday at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.
The Department of Defense's last contract purchased 90 F-35 fighter jets for $8.5 billion, bringing the price of the stealthy war machines down to $94.6 million a piece from an initial price of $102 million.
the Pentagon wants Lockheed Martin to cut at least 5 percent off the price of its F-35 fighter jets in the next contract for the aircraft, expected later this year, Reuters reported Tuesday.
A debate over the future of US naval fighter jets has been on a slow burn for months, but it's starting to heat up. There are reports that Boeing is surreptitiously ...
navy officials are standing by plans to buy the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter despite President Trump's repeated criticism of the costly aircraft and the suggestion that the Navy should think about opting out of the program and expand its current fleet of ...
US Super Hornet Strike Fighter and F-35 Lightning II aircraft will be featured at Canada's Airshow London, which will be held on September 22, 23, and 24.
The Air Force F-35 is using "open air" ranges and computer simulation to practice combat missions against the best Chinese and Russian-made air-defense ...






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